William French: Letters to him

Scope and Content

35 letters, mostly to French, including letters of support for his committee to elect Lord Lyndhurst as High Steward (1840), thanks for copies of his translation of the Psalms and replies to invitations to Installations of Chancellors.

The correspondents include the 2nd Earl of Bandon; 3rd Baron Bayning; 1st Earl Brownlow; 2nd Marquess Camden; 2nd Earl of Powis; 5th Earl De La Warr; 1st Earl of Eldon; 2nd Duke of Gloucester; 1st Baron Lyndhurst; James H. Monk, Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol; 3rd Duke of Northumberland; John H. Parker; 1st Earl of Powis; 2nd Marquess of Salisbury; and Sir Nicholas Tindal.

Administrative / Biographical History

William French (1786-1849), Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1820-1849, and Canon of Ely, 1831-1849; mathematician, and translator of the Psalms and Proverbs.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1989.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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